Did you know?
Arch / AUR packages can contain a changelog!
Here's how you can display it:
$ pacman -Qc pkgname
Sadly not too many packages make use of that awesome feature (yet). If you're a packager, please consider adding one to your packages!
If you're curious which of your installed packages already come with a changelog, run this:
$ pacman -Qc 2>/dev/null | grep "Changelog for"
@fribbledom Sadly on my system only 7 packages have it, 6 of them packaged by the same packager and the changelogs are useless. And then one package that has a real changelog: iwd.
@fribbledom *record scratch* There's not changelogs in arch by default? This did remind me I should reinstall apt-listchanges, which is sadly not installed by default.
@fribbledom Someone should write a generator that generates the changelog from the package's git/svn history during prepare().
That exists, but frankly I'm not sure that's what the user cares about.
Good changelogs contain sentences in plain-english, explaining what has actually changed from a user's perspective.
For developers there's already "git log".
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